Preparation Tips for UGC CBSE NET Mass Communication

CBSE now conducts NET Exam and there are three papers in all.

  • Paper - I is General Paper for all – includes Teaching & Research Aptitude and is a common exam which consists of a total of 100 marks with 50 questions

  • Paper II on sociology consists of 100 Marks with 50 questions

  • Paper III on sociology consist 150 marks with 75 questions

All papers are most important because to qualify in next papers you have to score up to sectional cutoff.

Note: There is no negative marking so candidates have to attempt all questions.

For Postal course for Paper I visit: Examrace CBSE NET Paper 1 Postal Course

Here is some preparation Tips for UGC CBSE NET Mass Communication in 3 simple steps:

This Tips will helps you to get quality Marks particularly for Mass Communication after clearing paper I

Step 1: Make time table for preparation

First off all make time table and allot 100 day for preparation of Paper I & II.

  • According to this timetable divide each topic week wise.

  • Look at the syllabus for Mass Communication - CBSE NET

  • Check out the extensive booklist available at Examrace for Mass Communications Subject

  • During preparation time make summary notes for each and every topic.

  • Don’t waste time to deciding which topic is most important and which is not, give equal attention to each topic.

  • If possible Make List of week with topic you allotted and one extra column which is about you successfully completed this topic or not, Because it will helps you later when you revise syllabus (it’s silly but try it)

    For example:

    Notes Example Table
    This Table is Example of Notes which is prepared in Preparation by students for easy studay




    1st to 6th February

    Press laws


    7th to 13th February

    Communication theories

    Difficulty in types of communication

    14th to 20th February



  • Do not depends on just one material try to get more and more information from different books, Wikipedia , various blogs and websites and video tutorials.

  • You can also refer:

    • Mass Communication in India 4th Edition by Keval J. Kumar

    • Mass Communication Principles and Concepts 1st Edition by Seema Hasan

Step 2: Solve previous year paper

  • After completion of preparation it’s not over here, it’s just first step. Next step is evaluation of your preparation, which is done by solving previous year papers.

  • Spend at list one week time for this paper solving section, because you will get better idea about your preparation week area and paper pattern.

  • Past year papers for more than 10 years are available at Paper II and III Past Papers for Mass Communications

Step 3: Revision

  • After gathering your weakness next step is revision.

  • Same as above allot at list 1 to 2 weeks for revision and in this days go through all the notes which you prepare and week topics gathered in paper solving.

  • Also check reviews for each topic you have made and study according to that.